In January 2008 the Division of Planning began the update of the 1998 Countywide Comprehensive Plan which also included a countywide comprehensive zoning process. Planning staff worked with the Frederick County Planning Commission to prepare a draft plan, which was released in May 2009. In addition to updating goals, policies, and action recommendations, this Plan initiated a new planning process that has created a countywide land use plan map that consolidates what had been previously identified within the eight separate region plans that were updated between 1997 and 2008. The 2010 Plan also includes new state mandated elements for a Priority Preservation Area and Water Resources Element.
The Comprehensive Plan and a comprehensive Zoning Map were adopted on April 8, 2010.
Previous Comprehensive Plans – brief overview of when previous plans were prepared.
2010 County Comprehensive Plan Documents and Maps
• Executive Summary
All maps are available in large format and hard copy at the Community Development Division